Marijuana Part Of Religion? It's What One Man Claims

A Colorado man who says marijuana is a sacrament in his religion has been convicted of misdemeanor drug charges.

A Clear Creek County judge found Trevor Douglas of Avon guilty Tuesday of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Douglas says he will appeal. He says he's standing up for his First Amendment right to religious freedom.

He argued he shouldn't be convicted on drug charges because marijuana serves the same role in his religion as communion wine in Christianity. He's a member of the Hilo, Hawaii-based THC Ministry.

The judge said Douglas' beliefs don't rise to the level of a religion.

Douglas, who represented himself, was ordered to pay $450 in fines and costs and serve 15 hours of community service.

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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on May 5, 2010 at 06:53 PM
    Rebecca, looks like you're the one blampheming God and his word. Look up drugs or "pharma" and "sorcery" in relation to what Gods word says...go ahead look it up through google and add "bible". You'll see the light hopefully. Proverbs 30:6 Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar. Rev. 22-18-19 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. No one said that God didn't create cannabis plants. The sickness of it all is how man has abused it to use constistantly as recreational. If you're going to take scripture from the Gods word and post it, please don't use it to defend your sickness! God is against people who disobey him by abusing drugs or committing sorcery. Yes, sorcery!
  • by Rebecca Location: my house, NC on Apr 28, 2010 at 07:18 PM
    Come out and discuss this vital issue. NC patients deserve safe and legal access to Gods medicine. Mark Your Calenders!!! April 29th from 7:00pm - 11:00 pm there will be an Educational Forum featuring the movie "In Pot We Trust" followed by a question and answer session on medical cannabis and HB1380- The North Carolina Medical Marijuana Act. The Event is being hosted by " The Looking Glass Cafe" a wonderful coffee and glass boutique located in Carborro, NC, just outside Chapel Hill. We welcome all citizens interested, in support of, or opposed to this issue to attend. Location: 601 C West Main St. Carborro NC Phone: 919-967-9398
  • by Rebecca Location: my house, NC on Apr 28, 2010 at 07:13 PM
    God created all vegetation on the third day and said it was good. We blaspheme our own God when we call him a liar. The cannabis plant is not pharma, it is a natural God made living thing that Man had nothing to do with. Therefore the general populace perception that marijuana "as we call it", technically cannabis/hemp is not a pharma drug. Something only becomes a pharma drug when man takes it and makes something out of it like marinol, which is a synthetic drug created by man, a witchcraft drug just like oxycontin, and all your other concoctions that the untrustworthy FDA and the pharma companies have come up with. When will you folks wake up and realize that Rev.22:2 speaks of the leaves of a tree healing the nations that bears twelve manner of fruit. Cannabis/hemp bears twelve benefits: fiber, fuel, medicine, just to name a few. God gave it to us and the govt. of man has no right to tell us we can't have it.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:20 PM
    Snake man, great idea! I've been there done that and was at rock bottom several times until I found Jesus. He did set me free just like the song says but I had to come to realization and be real or true to myself and others who cared about me. Especially to God. Who am I fooling when making exuses and holding on to addictions. Many addictions were broken from my life and all I had to do is lay them down at Jesus' feet in prayer, in an ultimate state of humility & reverence, ask Jesus to heal myself and take it all away. Break every stronghold the devil had over me and he did! Because I was Genuine & Sincere, Believing he would set me free. I've been at the top making $240K per yr in my own business for 5 yrs and hit rock bottom and had to call on him at my lowest point. Pot, gave that up in 88'. It made me forget songs I played on G'tar, get it, "forget". They all will either hit rock bottom or one day prematurely die and I hope they find Jesus because they'll find the Truth & Heaven!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:00 PM
    US Citizen, some of these people need to go to Amsterdam or San Francisco, to see just how, this this wonderfull experiment in socialism is going. Now, I am an ex pot user and will say...not in my state. Its not good to see how low a human can get, we call rock bottom, no motivation, no future, no belief, no love and in many cases, no home. I know there are many ways for people to abuse drugs, I just don't want an express lane.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    Let’s take a look at God’s word: First of all, The English word for "pharmacy" comes from the Greek word "pharmakeia". It means "sorcery" and "witchcraft". The word "druggist" or "pharmacist" comes from the Greek word "pharmakon" meaning "poisoner" The Bible (original King James) uses the word, “pharmacea” for witchcraft and sorcery it literally means “drug abuse” It may be legal drug abuse or it may be illegal drug abuse but if there is some substance that has control over you, the Bible says that it’s called witchcraft: hatred, discord, (which means you divide instead of unite) In Galatians 5:20-21 Paul speaks of this along with dissentions, factions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like. He then says, “I warn you as I did before that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” No one said that marijuana and other drugs which came from nature was a sin to use strictly for medical use, it's the ones who become addicted and use it on a daily basis which sin.
  • by stoner Location: hatteras on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM
    toker ill join you lets start one up brah.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    I guess this dude is making it up just so he would not have to pay any money. He might be one of those Colorado hippies.
  • by truth Location: washington on Mar 10, 2010 at 06:06 AM
    you should be able to use it for any reason one deems ok. religion, pain, anxiety, etc..... how many people has marijuana killed????? alcohol????? which is legal??????? the government needs to get its priorities straight.
  • by Just a Girl Location: Williamston on Mar 10, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    I HIGHLY recommend this church....
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